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This is a pretty amazing article about the name Redskins

Postby drocksthaparty » Thu May 22, 2014 8:57 pm

Here is my opinion about the term #Redskins as well as actual Natives http://nfldraftdiamonds.com/how-do-actu ... -redskins/

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Postby Irn-Bru » Fri May 23, 2014 10:06 am

"This is a pretty amazing article . . . that I wrote." Forgive me if I don't get too excited about it. Maybe let the article speak for itself? My 2 cents
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Postby Deadskins » Fri May 23, 2014 12:30 pm

What's "amazing" about it?
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Postby cowboykillerzRGiii » Fri May 23, 2014 4:42 pm

Deadskins wrote:What's "amazing" about it?

Lmmfao!!! My thoughts exactly!
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Postby EA7649 » Fri May 23, 2014 10:12 pm

On facebook it showed that Bruce Allen wrote a letter to the congress. And he kind of told them to shut it and let us be us. It was actually insightful. I don't know how much is subjective with him and Dan Snyder's thoughts are. But still...gonna still be "Redskins" spend your government money on something more important.

http://files.redskins.com/pdf/letter-fr ... -allen.pdf

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Postby Deadskins » Sat May 24, 2014 8:12 am

EA7649 wrote:On facebook it showed that Bruce Allen wrote a letter to the congress. And he kind of told them to shut it and let us be us. It was actually insightful. I don't know how much is subjective with him and Dan Snyder's thoughts are. But still...gonna still be "Redskins" spend your government money on something more important.

http://files.redskins.com/pdf/letter-fr ... -allen.pdf

That's great! Finally, someone sets the record straight.
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Postby riggofan » Sat May 24, 2014 12:38 pm

EA7649 wrote:On facebook it showed that Bruce Allen wrote a letter to the congress. And he kind of told them to shut it and let us be us. It was actually insightful. I don't know how much is subjective with him and Dan Snyder's thoughts are. But still...gonna still be "Redskins" spend your government money on something more important.

http://files.redskins.com/pdf/letter-fr ... -allen.pdf


"Shut it and let us be us" is nsightful? lol.

I think Bruce and Dan just need to go out and prove once and for all that there is nothing wrong with the name Redskins. Here is what I propose. They will hold a banquet for a large group of Native Americans, representatives of several tribes in North America. Bruce and/or Dan will step to a podium and say, "Good evening, Redskins. We're here to explain why we intend to keep our team name. yadda yadda yadda yadda". Afterwards, there will be a meet and greet line where they can shake hands and warmly greet each person with: "Hello, Redskin."

If all goes well, none of the attendees will be offended by the former slur, and Bruce and Dan will have proven once and for all that there is no negative connotation to the name.

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Postby fredp45 » Sat May 24, 2014 12:50 pm

So...50 senators signed the letter to the Redskins...

49 Democrats, 1 Independent and NO Republicans...

Why is that?

Could they be busy doing "real" work?

Jeez!!!

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Postby emoses14 » Sat May 24, 2014 2:08 pm

fredp45 wrote:So...50 senators signed the letter to the Redskins...

49 Democrats, 1 Independent and NO Republicans...

Why is that?

Could they be busy doing "real" work?

Jeez!!!


Too busy practicing the art of negotiating by saying "no" to everything?
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Postby fredp45 » Sat May 24, 2014 2:20 pm

At least they're worrying about something important...

Hard to believe 1/2 the Senate is spending time worrying about the name of a professional football team!

How about a budget?

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Postby EA7649 » Sat May 24, 2014 2:50 pm

riggofan wrote:
EA7649 wrote:On facebook it showed that Bruce Allen wrote a letter to the congress. And he kind of told them to shut it and let us be us. It was actually insightful. I don't know how much is subjective with him and Dan Snyder's thoughts are. But still...gonna still be "Redskins" spend your government money on something more important.

http://files.redskins.com/pdf/letter-fr ... -allen.pdf


"Shut it and let us be us" is nsightful? lol.

I think Bruce and Dan just need to go out and prove once and for all that there is nothing wrong with the name Redskins. Here is what I propose. They will hold a banquet for a large group of Native Americans, representatives of several tribes in North America. Bruce and/or Dan will step to a podium and say, "Good evening, Redskins. We're here to explain why we intend to keep our team name. yadda yadda yadda yadda". Afterwards, there will be a meet and greet line where they can shake hands and warmly greet each person with: "Hello, Redskin."

If all goes well, none of the attendees will be offended by the former slur, and Bruce and Dan will have proven once and for all that there is no negative connotation to the name.


The letter was insightful. I was saying that was the purpose. The letter was insightful. Read it for yourself. Rather than be a smart a$$

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Postby emoses14 » Sat May 24, 2014 4:29 pm

fredp45 wrote:At least they're worrying about something important...

Hard to believe 1/2 the Senate is spending time worrying about the name of a professional football team!

How about a budget?


I agree that half the senate should be worrying about a budget, for once. They Could take a lesson from the other half that does that already WHILE dictating idiotic letters to sports commissioners about the latest absurd cause du jour.
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Postby riggofan » Sat May 24, 2014 5:03 pm

EA7649 wrote:The letter was insightful. I was saying that was the purpose. The letter was insightful. Read it for yourself. Rather than be a smart a$$


I did read it, and I'm not trying to be a smart a$$. Allen repeated the same arguments the Redskins have always made about the name. I didn't find anything new in there, much less insightful. What was insightful about it?

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Postby yupchagee » Sat May 24, 2014 5:09 pm

fredp45 wrote:So...50 senators signed the letter to the Redskins...

49 Democrats, 1 Independent and NO Republicans...

Why is that?

Could they be busy doing "real" work?

Jeez!!!



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Re: This is a pretty amazing article about the name Redskins

Postby riggofan » Sat May 24, 2014 5:11 pm

fredp45 wrote:So...50 senators signed the letter to the Redskins...

49 Democrats, 1 Independent and NO Republicans...

Why is that?

Could they be busy doing "real" work?

Jeez!!!


Why do you find that surprising? When was the last time any of the current Republicans broke ranks on ANYTHING?

I'm not bashing the Republicans btw, just pointing out that they don't roll like that. Say what you want about them, they're organized.

Aside from the stupid and childish comment about "could they be busy doing real work", I agree with your point about the letter being signed only by Democrats. Its a lot easier to dismiss the letter because of that fact.

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